Rattlehead

About Rattlehead

Hi, Rattlehead here. I'm from India, and I'm obsessed with metal of all sub-genres but mostly into thrash and death. I also love other genres, like jazz, funk, rock, some punk, a bit of blues, some country, but well, metal is where I feel at home. I'm always on the run discovering new music. Fanboying Megadeth since I was 13. Love to talk about metal, sports and a little bit of everything here and there. I also love dissing your god, I love food, seeing metal gigs, traveling and also a metal merch and record collector. I hope you like what I write and the music I suggest you. Please do share if you like. Cheers and stay heavy \m/

JUST IN: Dave Mustaine Of MEGADETH Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

Terrible news just coming in from the MEGADETH camp, where Dave Mustaine just confirmed that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer via his Twitter account. Here is what the official statement from MegaDave on the band’s website looks like,

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The Bucketlist With HELL & HOLLAR


*In this series we pose the age old questions to a wide array of music lovers. As fans of music most of us keep a mental list of active bands we want to see live that we haven’t yet seen. The Bucketlist brings to you those lists of your favorite artists and why those bands mean so much to them*


We are half way through the week and sometimes the grind can get boring, so here we are at Metal Nexus willing to lighten up your mid week blues. Presenting to you another edition of The Bucketlist. This week we’re featuring HELL & HOLLAR a West Palm Beach, FL based Stoner Rock band. The band consists of Blake Burns on guitar and vocals, Nate Largent on drums, Johnny Dusko on bass and Mike McCleary who’s the multi instrumentalist. Drawing from their many influences that span the areas of blues and heavy stoner rock, they are developing a brand of rock all their own. Their heavy yet inviting sound is a refreshing straight forward rock music that anyone can have a good time with. This power trio has an old school heavy rock vibe with an open eye on the future.

Without much beating around the bush, let’s get to know which bands are on their bucketlist.

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The Bucketlist With AUTOPILOT


*In this series we pose the age old questions to a wide array of music lovers. As fans of music most of us keep a mental list of active bands we want to see live that we haven’t yet seen. The Bucketlist brings to you those lists of your favorite artists and why those bands mean so much to them*


Hey there! It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these and its time to spin the bucketlist wheel again. Yes, bands consists of people like us and they also same the affinity for fellow bands or idols, so to speak. Today, we bring you our brothers from across the border up north. Hailing from Canada, AUTOPILOT has become a staple in the Sasktatoon Indie music scene. Known for their thoughtful lyrics, powerful hooks, dynamic stage show, and obsessive hard work, they somehow seem to effortlessly walk the line between passionate art and massive appeal. Over the course of 3 full-length records, and one EP, they’ve become road warriors, touring relentlessly across Canada and the US.

And today, we host them on our million dollar section of The Bucketlist. We ask them one simple question whose answers begs the metal idols they still haven’t had the privilege to check them out live. Some interesting answers await you, go find out and see if they match any of your idols.

  • METAL NEXUS:  “As a touring band/musician you get the chance to see a lot of bands up close and personal. A luxury not everyone has. A lot of music lovers keep a “Bucketlist” of bands that we want to see perform live. What are the top active bands you would like to see live (in order) and why?

AUTOPILOT:

RADIOHEAD
One of my favourite bands that I’ve never seen live. They are one of the most creative mainstream bands that have been around forever. They are amazing songwriters, but seeing video of their shows doesn’t do it justice. I imagine it would be a mind-altering experience kind of like the experience you have at a Flaming Lips show.

THE STROKES
Who knows if they will get it together long enough to put out another album and tour, but they have been a big influence on our band.

WILCO
One of my favourite albums is Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Our bass player, Jordan, saw Wilco a few years back in Chicago. I’m still hearing about how amazing the show was.

MARK LANEGAN
Perhaps the most under-rated musician that came out of the whole Seattle thing. After hearing him with Queens of the Stone Age and his album Bubblegum, I’ve always wanted to see him live. He puts out albums every few years still and we were too young to even know about the Screaming Trees at that time.

Meanwhile, the band has released the official music video for their single, “Undisguised.” Directed by Kevin Van Witt, “Undisguised” is off of the band’s latest album, ‘Afterglow. Go check that out down below.

IMMOLATION And BLOOD INCANTATION To Ravage North America This Fall

Immolation (Photo credit: Rodrigo Fredes)

Death metal legions, unite! This is gonna be one hell of a bad motherfucker of a tour. New York death metal giants IMMOLATION are pleased to announce “The Last Atonement Tour –  North America 2019”. Joining them as direct support on their headlining run are  Denver-based death metal merchants, BLOOD INCANTATION

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Tom Delonge’s ANGELS & AIRWAVES Announce First Live Shows In 7 Years & Release First New Song In 3 Years.

It’s been seven years since multi-platinum rock band ANGELS & AIRWAVES have played live and three years since they’ve released new music. The waiting ends with today’s announcement of a much-anticipated tour and the release of new track “Rebel Girl” (Rise/BMG) – click HERE to listen.

Rebel Girl” is the lead track from an upcoming Angels & Airwaves album and feature film project. It’s the band’s first new music since 2016’s ‘Chasing Shadows‘ EP.

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Exclusive Video Premiere: SOAWARE – “We Shall Be One”

Good day peeps! Today we bring to you an exclusive music video premiere from all the way across the shores of Italy. SOAWARE an alternative rock/electro rock duo is prepping up for the release of their all new upcoming self titled studio album. In celebration of the record release, the Italian duo has decided to unveil their debut single, “We Shall Be One”, which we are super glad to be helping them officially premiere it.

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RAMMSTEIN Continue To Tease Two New Songs, ‘Radio’ and ‘Zeig Dich’

RAMMSTEIN are going strong with their teasing game for a couple of months now, much before the highly anticipated new album releasing on May 17 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the United States. The new album whose title has still been kept under the rug successfully by the band seems to be the most anticipated album of 2019 already, with the rock world sitting on the edge of their seats. As we inch closer to the D-day, we are glad we’re getting more closer to what the new record would sound like. The band has been teasing new images from their video shoots almost every day, and today the band dropped two new teasers from songs titled, ‘Radio‘ and ‘Zeig Dich‘ (Translation: Show yourself’).

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AMON AMARTH Unveil 2019 North American Tour With ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES & GRAND MAGUS

What a killer announcement this is! It looks like more of a Swedish invasion of North America, and it couldn’t have got any better when AMON AMARTH is at the helm of this viking ship. In this total viking onslaught, AMON AMARTH is joined by fellow Swedish big shots ARCH ENEMYAT THE GATES and heavy metallers GRAND MAGUS. This fall, starting from September 26th to October 26th, the Swedish hell raisers will devastate America and Canada in a month long affair.

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Psychedelic Metallers DRUIDS New Video “New Breath” Is Retro And Sci-Fi AF!

Des Moines, Iowa based psychedelic/stoner metal trio DRUIDS recently announced that their new album, ‘Monument‘, is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp, with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC here. Today, the band in celebration regarding, has released their first official new music video from their new upcoming album for the track, “New Breath“. The new video which was directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video is certainly attention drawing as it is pretty much retro in depiction and inspired by sci-fi.

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German Officials Accuse RAMMSTEIN For Going Too Far With ‘Holocaust’ Imagery In New Video

RAMMSTEIN and controversy are a no alien couple after all these years of explicit and shock rock performances. So much so that, even before the much anticipated new music video is out, the sword of controversy and allegations are looming on the band’s head. Despite the trailer having shown any direct explicit reference to the Holocaust, a number of public figures have already spoken out against the video. Talk about judging a book by its cover!

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